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WORN: The Original 6″ Boxerjock Boxer Briefs, Black, Size Small
STYLE: Boxer Brief
FIT: True to size
FABRIC: 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane
The Look: Aggressively masculine, but competent and handsome. This is a product originally marketed to college and professional athletes, so there are no fashion-forward frills to be found. The lines are uncomplicated, the waistband bold and the mesh pouch is seamlessly integrated into the legs. We found that the shininess of the polyester was a bit distracting for the overall look, but this, again, isn’t a pair of underwear designed to be seen on a runway. The legs, which at 6″ would normally be too long, actually seemed entirely appropriate in terms of proportioning. The rear seams highlighted our curves, and the tense fabric didn’t bunch up at all after extended wear.
The Fit: Tight, almost a compression-type feel. However, its four-way stretch fabrication let it move with our body as we moved. The mesh fabric used for the pouch allowed air to flow through and did not feel constricting at all . In fact, the tight cling of the legs and rear was a reassuring touch that made us more aware of our movements throughout the day. The waistband was not so close to the body as to leave a mark when we took it off, either. And despite no marketed enhancing properties in the pouch, the close-fitting legs seemed to emphasize what was there by contrast.
The Construction: Professional. Top-notch stitching — smooth flatlock stitches avoided chafing, and there was nary a free thread in sight. The amount of technology packed into the fabric is head-spinning: HeatGear® fabric with temperature controlling and moisture wicking properties, anti-microbial treatment to prevent odors from developing, the four-way stretch for mobility, not to mention the integrated mesh pouch. There was no sagging, constricting or chafing even after wearing the pair for some strenuous exercise.
The Underwear Expert Opinion: Excellent choice for serious exercising, strongly recommended even for everyday use. It’s a bit overqualified for just wearing to work, but it will wick away any sweat you work up as a desk jockey, and the anti-odor qualities can’t hurt, either. Under Armour claims it’s an overachiever and it’s hard to disagree — and that’s not a bad thing at all. Having one pair of high-performance underwear around in your drawer might even — who knows? — spur you to get off your butt and start exercising, just to justify its capabilities. Verdict? Under Armour’s Original 6″ Boxerjock is a strong contender, no matter what the game.